Photo: John Guy, new CEO of EnerMech; Source: EnerMech

EnerMech promotes COO to chief executive role

Integrated engineering service provider EnerMech has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO).

John Guy, new CEO of EnerMech; Source: EnerMech

EnerMech said on Wednesday that John Guy was appointed as the company’s new CEO, succeeding company founder Doug Duguid who would assume the role of deputy chairman.

Guy’s appointment as CEO will become effective from August 1 when Duguid will take on his new role for six months.

The company added that the move was part of a planned strategic transition put in place following the acquisition of EnerMech in December 2018 by the Carlyle Group.

Guy joined EnerMech in 2010 as an Asia Pacific regional director based in Singapore, where he oversaw the expansion of the services portfolio in the region. He was then appointed as the chief operations officer in 2013.

He started his career in the UK, working on some of the largest topside and FPSO projects in the 1990s. He was later based in Azerbaijan and more recently was instrumental in increasing EnerMech’s presence in the Caspian, Middle East, and Australasia.

John Kennedy, EnerMech chairman, said: “Doug Duguid is handing over our business in strong health and with very exciting growth prospects ahead of us. This is a positive transition from the founding owner to a natural successor – John Guy knows EnerMech and our target markets inside out.

“EnerMech owes a debt of gratitude to Doug who has taken a start-up business and transformed it over a ten-year period into a successful, well-respected organization which has created great opportunities for our 3500 employees as well as other stakeholders and our customers and suppliers.”

Regarding his appointment, Guy stated: “Having worked closely with Doug Duguid over many years, I am delighted to take over the reins at EnerMech, and to be entrusted with realizing the potential of this thriving business.”

Duguid added: “John Guy has played a pivotal role in getting EnerMech to where it is today, and I am confident the next chapter in the company’s growth story will mirror the many milestones achieved by my fellow directors and staff in the company’s first decade. It will very much be business as usual at EnerMech for all stakeholders, employees, clients, and suppliers.”

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